My Christmas TBR


Well, technically it's not. We've barely finished Bonfire Night. But I'm an absolute Christmas addict, and I managed to hold out until mid-November before writing a related post, so ... this is close enough. And if my family are going to order all these lovely books in time for the festive season, then I need to give them enough warning to get their sticky paws on it.

See. It's not about my Christmas obsession AT ALL. I'm merely making my wishlist known in a responsible manner.

Mistletoe and Murder by Robin Schneider
This book came out about three weeks ago, and on release day I promised myself I was going to hold out until at least December - BECAUSE A BOOK THIS CHRISTMASSY MUST BE ENJOYED AT THE PROPER FESTIVE TIME, OKAY? I feel like I'll enjoy it a whole lot more if I do it properly.
It just turns out doing that much waiting is excruciating. Every time I turn on Twitter, it's just there. The beautiful, beautiful cover. People gushing about how it's the best Murder Most Unladylike book yet. Exclamations that fans of the series such as myself must pick it up immediately.

Basically, much pain.

Why I Need It: Murder. Boarding schools. Christmas. THE 1920s. It's like the author decided to play Lara-obsession bingo and got a full house.

... And A Happy New Year? by Holly Bourne
Ok, so maybe this doesn't 100% belong on a Christmas TBR, since I already kind of own it, but PAH! It's been my most anticipated book for over six months now and I've kind of forgotten how to write a TBR post without featuring its loveliness.

Why I Need It: The Normal Series is one of the best trilogies I've read in a long time, and And A Happy New Year? is the novella that will end it all. I can't exactly not read it, now can I? The Spinster Club is meeting and I clearly need to be there for the cheesy snacks.


The First Third by Will Kostakis
This one is all Cait @ Paper Fury's fault. She's the one who gave it a glowing review on Goodreads. She's the one who told me about all the yummy Greek food descriptions. She's the one who mentioned it had cerebral palsy representation. 

Darn you Cait and your TBR-multiplying recommendations! (Although thanks for writing such a brill review)

Why I Need It: Um, did I not put CEREBRAL PALSY REPRESENTATION in enough bold? I'VE NEVER ACTUALLY READ A BOOK FEATURING A CHARACTER WITH MY DISABILITY! (I know there's a few out there, but hush. They're tricky to find.)

I'm kind of super nervous as well as excited about that, though. Because while I am absolutely ecstatic to have found a book that acknowledges my existence in that respect ... what if it's all wrong? It would break my little heart to have a book with such an awesome-sounding plot ruined because of that.

*deep breath* I guess I'm just going to have to wait and see.

Enter Title Here by Rahul Kanakia
I'd forgotten this book was even on my TBR until I went to make this post, but ... now I want it again. Super super badly.


I can't even remember where I came across it, to be honest. Maybe it was in my early Goodreading days? I think I have a vague memory of overexcitedly clicking 'Want to Read' on everything in sight, realising the release date wasn't for ages, and furrowing my brow in not-so-mild disappointment. I guess at some point I must have got over it and forgotten completely, because that was almost a year ago. And only now am I experiencing the torture of not having it yet.

I'm almost sad I remembered.

Why I Need It: Apparently it's about a chronic overachiever? Who writes sometimes? And ends up struggling because life happens inconveniently?

If someone was considerate enough to write a book about me, then I might as well read it.

A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro
Trying to get my hands on this book became the bane of my life at one point a couple of months ago. It's not on Kindle. My local bookshop doesn't stock it. The Amazon shipping price is astronomical.
To be honest, I'm not even sure it's been published in the UK yet.

So I just kind of figured I'd give up and wait for someone to get hold of it on my behalf at Christmas. *fingers tightly and not-at-all guiltily crossed*

Why I Need It: More boarding schools! THIS TIME WITH SHERLOCK HOLMES! If anything, it being so difficult to find has only made me want it more, so ...

Urgh! Being a bookworm is so darn frustrating sometimes.
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  1. I'm surprised A Study In Charlotte isn't in the UK yet . . . It's been out for nearly a year now and it's based on Sherlock Holmes!

    I never make wishlists for Christmas, but I'd never say no to the new illustrated Chamber of Secrets . . .

    1. I've done some quick Googling and can't find a UK Publisher ANYWHERE - you're right, it doesn't make any sense. You'd think Sherlock Holmes would find his way across the Atlantic pretty quickly ... but apparently not.

      OOH, I forgot about the illustrated Chamber of Secrets! I WANT IT I WANT IT I WANT IT.

  2. See, I have an ARC of Enter Title Here that I really need to get on... I just haven't heard much about it from other people. Let me know what you think if you read it!

    1. How funny, Julia! I was just leaving a comment on your latest blog post when the alert for this one came through.

      Wait ... are you watching me? *narrows eyes with slight suspicion*

      Please get on with Enter Title Here - I want to know what you think! The bloggersphere's been suspiciously quiet about it - and frankly, I need info because CHRISTMAS IS A LONG WAY AWAY, GOSHDAMMIT.

      Great to see you back! x

    2. Uh oh, you caught me, I'm a professional stalker!

      Enter Title Here is now glaring at me from the massive TBR stack... I just might have to bump it up on the priority list. ;)

    3. *backs away slowly* *thinks for a second*

      *approaches* Um, how does one become a professional stalker? I think I have the right skills for the job ...

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  4. I really liked A Study In Charlotte was so awesome! I hope you enjoy it!
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

    1. I hope I do too! That is if a member of my family bothers to buy it for me ... *pointed glare at everyone I know*


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